Master Gardener Tips for August
can be used as a salt substitute.
is great in the compost because its leaves
are rich in nitrogen.
can be chopped up and frozen in ice cubes?
Just drop ice cubes into the soup or stew.
perennial herbs directly from the plant all year.
are a reliable perennial..
and prune back roses for good fall color.
can be divided now. Cut back leaves to
6-8 inches, dig out the
clump and hose away the dirt. Using a sharp knife, cut rhizomes apart,
leaving at least 1 fan of leaves, a few inches of
healthy rhizome and
plenty of well-developed
all warm season grasses (Bermuda, zoyziagrass, centipede, St.
Augustine) for the last time in
a fall crop of peas and spinach. And keep harvesting to allow the
plants to keep producing.
a mid season layer of compost, mulch or manure.
seeds for next year’s crops and continue to take cuttings.
Leave some seeds to self sow.
to monitor for insects and diseases. Watch for mole crickets,
lace bugs, whiteflies and
Divide and replant overgrown and/or
crowded daylilies and cannas.